There is not much information available about Tales of the Diamond K, despite extensive research done both on the internet and in the newspaper logs.
It was a 15 minute syndicated show aimed at a juvenile audience and appeared to have been aired on a daily basis, during the mid 50's.
Some sources indicate that as many as a thousand shows were produced, but there are only 39 known to be in existence. The series starred Ken Maynard as the host who introduced and told a different story each day. Most of the stories took place in the Old West.
OTRR Certification Information:Series Name: Tales of the Diamond K
Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate
Certification Date: May 21, 2007
Certification Version: Version 1
Number of CDs: 1
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September 20, 2014 Subject:
Always nice to hear Ken Maynard tell his tales of the West! It's certainly not the most bombastic western radio program, and features just Ken Maynard telling short stories, but Ken's unique cowboy style, his warmth, and humor, come across nicely on radio. Each story is simple, short, and low-key, but that's what makes it all the more charming. Always a pleasure!
July 14, 2010 Subject:
This show was singlehandedly responsible for my newfound hatred toward westerns. This was sub-sub-par far below average B-oater fare. Worse than the worse 1950s Post TV radio and serial westerns. Kind of the antithesis for the old saying "Flogging a dead Horse-Opera" Awful...just dreadfully dreadfully awful.